Ecoket Tablet

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Ecoket Tablet Information

Ecoket Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Fungal Infections. Other than this, Ecoket Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Ecoket Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Ecoket Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Ecoket Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Ecoket Tablet has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Ecoket Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Ecoket Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Ecoket Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Ecoket Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Ecoket Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Ecoket Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ecoket Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ecoket Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.3 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.3 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 6 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ecoket Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ecoket Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Ecoket. It is best to stop taking Ecoket immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Ecoket Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Ecoket is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ecoket Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Ecoket is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ecoket Tablet on the Liver?


    There may be severe side effects of Ecoket on your liver. Do not take it unless a doctor says so.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Ecoket Tablet on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Ecoket on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Ecoket Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ecoket Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ecoket Tablet

  • Is this Ecoket Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Ecoket Tablet.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Ecoket Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Ecoket Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Ecoket Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Ecoket Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ecoket Tablet


    Taking Ecoket Tablet with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ecoket Tablet


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Ecoket Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Ecoket Tablet

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Ecoket be used on scalp ?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Ecoket can be used on the scalp. Prescription ketoconazole shampoo is used to treat tinea capitis (scalp) but it has poor efficacy against them while over the counter ketoconazole shampoo is used to prevent and control scaling as well as the itching caused by dandruff. However, please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.

Question almost 5 years ago

is Ecoket steroid ?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

No, Ecoket is not a steroid. It belongs to the class of drug known as imidazole antifungal agents which are used to treat fungal infections.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Ecoket cream be used for hemorrhoids?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, ideally Ecoket can't be used for hemorrhoids condition because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options to treat and prevent hemorrhoids.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Ecoket?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Ecoket is a brand name of ketoconazole. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medication called antifungal agents. It is used to treat fungal infections such as tinea corporis (fungal infection of the skin or scalp known as ringworm), tinea cruris (fungal infection in the skin of the genitals known as Jock itch), tinea pedis (fungal infection between the toes also known as athlete's foot), cutaneous candidiasis (skin and nail fungal infection), tinea versicolor (discolored patches of skin), and vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection of the vagina). Over the counter ketoconazole shampoo control flaking, scaling, and itching of the scalp caused by dandruff.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Ecoket be used on the face?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

Yes, you can use Ecoket on the face for fungal infection on affected area only. But please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Nizoral (ketoconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 792-793

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

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